2003-04 Mass Scorecard for State Representative James Fagan

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Democrat representing Third Bristol
Office: 146
Phone: (617) 722-2575
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.state.ma.us/legis/member/jhf1.htm

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This Scorecard reflects votes from the 2003-2004 legislative session. Click here for the 2005-2006 Scorecard.



Fundamental Issue in MassDems' Party Platform
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Summary of related issue put to vote
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This Rep's vote on this issue Party platform on this issue
Part I: Families & Children
  Domestic Partnership
Feb 11, 2004:defining marriage as one man and one woman Fagan: YESPlatform: NO
Part II: Education
  Full Funding
May 6, 2003:3-year moratorium on charter schools Fagan: NOPlatform: YES
  Full Funding Jun 4, 2003:Allow municipal meals tax, in addition to state meals tax Fagan: NOPlatform: YES
  Full Funding Jul 20, 2004:moratorium on expansion of charter schools Fagan: NOPlatform: YES
Part III: Health Care
  Tobacco
Oct 22, 2003:tax credits for all smoking regulation costs Fagan: NOPlatform: NO
  Health Care Jul 14, 2004:amending the Constitution to call for universal health care Fagan: NOPlatform: YES
Part IV: Economic Growth
  A Healthy Business Environment
May 1, 2003:Defeating corporate tax disclosure Fagan: YESPlatform: NO
  A Healthy Business Environment May 1, 2003:Extending corporate tax credit 5 years Fagan: YESPlatform: NO
  Supporting the Transition from Welfare to Work May 5, 2003:Requiring workfare for mothers of 2- to 6-year-olds Fagan: NOPlatform: NO
  Workforce Training Jan 13, 2004:investing in emerging technologies, math & science Fund. Fagan: YESPlatform: YES
  Competitive Advantage and a Global Economy Jan 14, 2004:funding for International Trade Council to promote exports Fagan: YESPlatform: YES
  Supporting the Transition from Welfare to Work Jul 16, 2003:allowing parents on welfare to go back to school Fagan: YESPlatform: YES
Part V: Fiscal Responsibility
  Tax Fairness and Responsible Budgeting
Apr 30, 2003:Borrow $300 million to offset the budget deficit via bonds Fagan: NOPlatform: NO
  Tax Fairness and Responsible Budgeting Apr 30, 2003:Raising the income tax to 5.95% to offset the budget deficit Fagan: NOPlatform: YES
Part VI: Safety & Justice
  Crime Prevention
Feb 10, 2004:earmarking funds for women's substance abuse program Fagan: YESPlatform: YES
Part VII: Housing
  Housing
May 10, 2004:removing funds for Affordable Housing Trust Fagan: NOPlatform: NO
  Urban Investment Jul 8, 2004:rejecting $25M earmarked for Housing Trust Fund Fagan: NOPlatform: NO
Part VIII: Environment
  Safeguarding Natural Resources
Nov 17, 2003:Veto override to keep park maintenance funding within MDC Fagan: YESPlatform: YES
  Toxics Use Reductions Jul 30, 2004:requiring dental amalgam (mercury) separators Fagan: YESPlatform: YES
Part IX: Political Reform (No votes on which to base response)
Part X: Worker Rights
  Occupational Safety
Jul 16, 2003:Early retirement for cases of MWRA-work-related cancer Fagan: YESPlatform: YES
Part XI: America & the World (No votes on which to base response)
Number of votes in 2003-04 in accord with Democratic Party Platform: 12 out of 20 votes.
Summary letter grade:
A=90% or better; B=80%; C=70%; D=60%; F=below 60%
D

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Other Mass Reps from Bristol County:     James Fagan voting record:
Antonio Cabral
Michael Coppola
Robert Correia
Patricia Haddad
Mark Howland
Robert Koczera
John Lepper
Elizabeth Poirier
John Quinn
Michael Rodrigues
William Straus
David Sullivan
Philip Travis
Part I: Families & Children
Part II: Education
Part III: Health Care
Part IV: Economic Growth
Part V: Fiscal Responsibility
Part VI: Safety & Justice
Part VII: Housing
Part VIII: Environment
Part IX: Political Reform
Part X: Worker Rights
Part XI: America & the World

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